Leonardo DiCaprio has been named the highest-grossing actor of 2010 by Forbes magazine.
The US actor appeared in two blockbusters over the past 12 months, headlining Christopher Nolan's sci-fi thriller Inception, and also taking the lead in Martin Scorsese's mystery noir Shutter Island. The films took $825m and $295m around the world respectively.
DiCaprio emerges just ahead of surprise entrant Mia Wasikowska, who takes joint second spot on the list thanks to her appearances in Alice in Wonderland, the second highest-grossing film of the year with $1bn, and indie comedy The Kids are All Right, which has so far managed $29m on a budget of just $4m. Wasikowska's Alice co-star Johnny Depp is equal second, having appeared in Tim Burton's film and teamed up with Angelina Jolie on The Tourist, which has also taken $29m so far.
In fourth place is Robert Downey Jr, whose films Iron Man 2 and Due Date took $585m and $186m respectively this year. Britain's Daniel Radcliffe is the highest Briton on the list in fifth, thanks to the $780m haul taken by Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1.
The success of the latest Twilight film, Eclipse, which took $695m, means that stars Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart take the sixth and seventh spots on the list, Pattinson edging ahead due to the fact that his other film this year, romance Remember Me, outperformed Stewart's other film, rock biopic The Runaways, by some distance. The Top 10 is rounded out by Sam Worthington, who appeared in Clash of the Titans and Avatar, Jaden Smith and Jackie Chan, both of whom appeared in the highly successful Karate Kid remake.
SOURCE: THE GUARDIAN.CO.UK